On Thursday, Democrats showed their true colors during a hearing on Twitter’s bias and malpractice, trying to bully journalist Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger into revealing their sources on the “Twitter Files” leak. This revelation comes as no surprise since Democrats have always been known for their desperate attempts to control the narrative and silence conservative voices.
Tensions rise after House Democrats try to get @mtaibbi to reveal his sources for the Twitter Files. pic.twitter.com/V9KwKx7zJ6
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 9, 2023
Despite their denials, it was evident from their line of questioning that Representatives Stacey Plaskett and Sylvia Garcia were indeed attempting to pressure Taibbi and Shellenberger to reveal their sources. Even Garcia’s remarks attempting to discredit Taibbi’s refusal to disclose if billionaire Elon Musk was his primary source only confirmed their agenda. It’s obvious the Democrats are using Musk’s name to create controversy and silence any criticism against them.
No one is interested in revealing “journalists’” sources
What we ALL should be interested in is what discussion, promises and/or deals Elon Musk has with
Shellenberger @HouseGOP and
definitely Jim Jordan @HouseJudiciary
— Rep. Stacey Plaskett (@StaceyPlaskett) March 9, 2023
WATCH @StaceyPlaskett just falsely claimed she did not ask @mtaibbi to reveal his sources for the #TwitterFiles
ROLL THE TAPE. pic.twitter.com/JUVSuD0n61
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) March 9, 2023
I’m not his source, but, yeah, obviously asking journalists to reveal sources is not cool
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2023
Thankfully, House Republicans were able to point out the Democrats’ hypocritical tactics by posting a video of their incriminating line of questioning. The Democrats’ desperate attempts to silence journalists proves they have something to hide, and they know their actions are indefensible.
In response to the Democrats’ bullying tactics, Musk took to Twitter to express his dismay. Although he denied being Taibbi’s source, he rightly pointed out that it’s not appropriate to ask journalists to reveal their sources. This is a fundamental principle of journalism, and the Democrats attempted to infringe on that freedom.
In conclusion, the Democrats once again have shown their true colors by trying to silence conservative journalists. This is a shameful attempt to control the narrative and limit the free exchange of ideas. The American people deserve better than politicians who use bullying tactics to cover their wrongdoings.